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    anything involving GM New Looks, transit photography, custom painting model buses, collecting model transit buses

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  1. stm_5307N

    CIT Sightings

    The fact that it's made by Novabus which is a Quebec product should be a big hint..
  2. stm_5307N

    CP Power

    Yes it does. That train is an Norfolk Southern train from Enola, PA to Montreal Tashereau yard, PQ. It starts as 31T then becomes CP931 when it gets on CP tracks through NY state and finally becomes CN529 when in crosses into Quebec from Rouses Point, NY up to Montreal, PQ. On its way back to Enola, PA the symbols are CN528, CP930 and 30T. Usually the power is all NS, but currently NS is using pay back power from CP thus all the CP power lately. Its the same 6 or 7 GE's being rotated on this train by NS so they don't have to use much of their own power. That will change once the pay back is completed, then all NS power will return. When CN529 goes to Montreal, the power is recycled and use on CN trains 394/393 (Montreal to Richmond, Qc) and 324/323 (Montreal to St Albans, VT). If those trains don't come back in time when a CN528 is ordered back to Enola, PA, CN power is added on as a result which makes for nice lash ups of NS and CN power sometimes. There has been CN CP NS lashes used recently because of the CP pay back power on NS.
  3. This is very interesting..
  4. stm_5307N

    Société de transport de Montréal

    The STM blue and chevrons are done at a decal place in ville St Laurent close to the Ikea on the highway service road.
  5. stm_5307N

    Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    The route 6 is a wheelchair accessible route so it will be almost 100% hybrids with the occational 2012 bus if you're lucky. I avoid driving this route at all costs! Basically I avoid any routes that could give me a good chance of driving a hybrid. The fuel savings are next to nothing if that. So having hybrids is purely for publicity to show to public the RTL is environment friendly when it really makes no difference if we still ordered diesel buses.
  6. stm_5307N

    Société de transport de Montréal

    New president and same crappy product... As for the bus it's got an STM fleet number but not the livery. Probably just the number added on to an all white ghost livery bus for the publicity photo.
  7. stm_5307N

    Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    The 99 series were fantastic and some of the best buses we have. They will surely be missed. It's that POS hybrid that rear ended it that won't be missed.
  8. stm_5307N

    CN Locos

    I was planning on taking a week out west to railfan during the summer yes..
  9. stm_5307N

    RTL 1st Generation Novabus LFS Watch

    Drove the oldest bus in the fleet yesterday 9-913
  10. stm_5307N

    CN Locos

    All the good CN power is out west! Jealous..
  11. stm_5307N

    Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    Some minor paint damage, scratches and a few broken lights. Shouldn't be too long before it gets back on the road.
  12. stm_5307N

    RTL 1st Generation Novabus LFS Watch

    Lot's of retirements as of yesterday with 9-812, 9-905, 9-915 and 9-919 all done! That leaves only 9-913 as the last 1998 built LFS and oldest active bus.
  13. stm_5307N

    Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    Two RTL buses rear ended each other during AM rush Tuesday morning. The end result is 21403 with bad front end damage and 9-919 running its last shift ever, as the rear end frame is cracked and it has been retired out back as of this afternoon. http://www.lecourrierdusud.ca/faits-divers/2016/3/1/collision-entre-deux-autobus-du-rtl.html
  14. stm_5307N

    Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    I rather avoid that "big brother" breathing down your neck. The system we have now is fine except that bus distribution machine at GALO is a nightmare. I hate it will a passion.
  15. stm_5307N

    Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    Good! A huge waste of money! I hope it never sees the light of day.